Bombay Beach, California

Infobox Settlement
official_name = Bombay


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map_caption = Location in Imperial County and the state of California


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subdivision_name1 = California
subdivision_name2 = Imperial
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population_total = 366
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population_density_km2 = 140.8
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timezone = Pacific (PST)
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latd = 33 |latm = 21 |lats = 6 |latNS = N
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postal_code_type = ZIP code
postal_code = 92257
area_code = 760
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Bombay Beach is a census-designated place (CDP) in Imperial County, California, United States. The population was 366 at the 2000 census. It is part of the El Centro, California Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Demographics

As of the censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 366 people, 178 households, and 93 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 363.8 people per square mile (139.9/km²). There were 440 housing units at an average density of 437.4/sq mi (168.2/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 71.31% White, 18.58% Black or African American, 0.55% Native American, 0.27% Asian, 4.10% from other races, and 5.19% from two or more races. 18.58% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 178 households out of which 18.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 38.8% were married couples living together, 10.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 47.2% were non-families. 40.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 25.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.06 and the average family size was 2.78.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 18.3% under the age of 18, 3.0% from 18 to 24, 19.7% from 25 to 44, 26.2% from 45 to 64, and 32.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 53 years. For every 100 females there were 92.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.3 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $17,708, and the median income for a family was $19,511. Males had a median income of $31,250 versus $14,213 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $10,535. About 12.1% of families and 27.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 39.8% of those under age 18 and 14.0% of those age 65 or over.

Geography

Bombay Beach is located at coor dms|33|21|6|N|115|43|45|W|city (33.351726, -115.729073)GR|1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 1.0 square miles (2.6 km²), all of it land.

Bombay Beach is located on the east shore of the Salton Sea and, like many communities along its shores, has had to contend with rising and falling water levels. A berm now protects the west end of the town but a portion of the town beyond the berm is either sunken under water or is half-buried in mud. [http://www.polarinertia.com/july03/salton.htm]

Politics

In the state legislature Bombay Beach is located in the 40th Senate District, represented by Democrat Denise Moreno Ducheny, and in the 80th Assembly District, represented by Republican Bonnie Garcia. Federally, Bombay Beach is located in California's 51st congressional district, which has a Cook PVI of D +7 [cite web | title = Will Gerrymandered Districts Stem the Wave of Voter Unrest? | publisher = Campaign Legal Center Blog | url=http://www.clcblog.org/blog_item-85.html | accessdate = 2007-10-20] and is represented by Democrat Bob Filner.

General Info

Most people use golf carts to get around since the nearest gas station is convert|20|mi|km away.

Bombay Beach is a rather surreal place, attracting many photographers and visitors. The town, as well as others on the shores of the Salton Sea, is one of the lowest settlements in altitude in North America.

Bombay Beach is very near to the San Andreas Fault and was the location of a foreshock in the fictional made for TV movie "" (1990).Bombay Beach was also the location and the topic segment of the U.S. Southwest episode of the Travel Channel series aired in 2008..

References

External links

* [http://www.polarinertia.com/july03/salton.htm Polar Inertia's history of Bombay Beach]

* The 2006 documentary film [http://www.saltonseadoc.com/ "Plagues and Pleasures on the Salton Sea"] (narrated by John Waters) documented the lives of the inhabitants of Bombay Beach, Niland, and Salton City, as well as the ecological issues associated with the Sea.


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